Constipation in Elderly – Causes, Prevention, and Management Strategies

Constipation in Elderly – Causes, Prevention, and Management Strategies

A study done by the University of North Carolina reveals that acute constipation is prevalent in seniors who are over 60 years of age. Symptoms are more common in 50% of those living in nursing homes. While most people shy off from openly talking about it, constipation is an issue that anyone will have to … Read moreConstipation in Elderly – Causes, Prevention, and Management Strategies

How to Talk to Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

How to Talk to Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

The National Institute of Health estimates that over 5 million people in the U.S are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. In a different study by the National Institute of Aging, Alzheimer’s has been confirmed to be the sixth most fatal illness in America with women being more susceptible to the disease compared to their male counterparts. … Read moreHow to Talk to Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Safety Checklist for the Elderly (Home, Car, Outdoors, and Beyond)

Safety Checklist for the Elderly

Today, America alone has someone celebrating their 65th birthday every 8 seconds. Sadly, with this golden age comes higher risks if not more specialized care. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of every 4 adults falls each year placing this at a staggering 25% and 40% of hospital and … Read moreSafety Checklist for the Elderly (Home, Car, Outdoors, and Beyond)

How to Deal With Stubborn Aging Parents?

How to Deal With Stubborn Aging Parents?

A study conducted by Penn State University, the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine revealed that 77% of grown-up children indicated that their aging parents were not cooperative when it came to taking advice or getting assistance with the challenges they faced. This led to caregivers feeling like … Read moreHow to Deal With Stubborn Aging Parents?

Caregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Caregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Taking care of the elderly can sometimes be demanding. It gets worse when a caregiver encounters situations that are beyond his/her capacity to handle. Not just that, sometimes the thought of having to compromise work and time to take care of elderly parents can be draining. According to caregiver burnout statistics, two-thirds of family caregivers … Read moreCaregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Home Care for the Elderly in their Own Homes

Home Care for Elderly in their Own Homes

A report published by the US Census Bureau estimates that the American elderly population (aged 65 years and above) will have risen to above 80 million by the year 2030 representing a significant 15% of the population. This age comes with its fair share of challenges like cognitive disability, physical impairment, poor health, and some … Read moreHome Care for the Elderly in their Own Homes